Friday, January 21, 2022
Boris Johnson has announced that shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks in shops as Plan B restrictions end next week.

Face masks no longer mandatory in shops from next week

Boris Johnson has announced the end of its Plan B Covid restrictions from next Thursday, which means shoppers will no longer be required to wear face masks in shops.
Activision's Call of Duty games on shelf

Microsoft to buy Call of Duty maker in mammoth-sized $68bn deal

// Microsoft has announced a record $68.7 billion deal to acquire the makers of the popular first person shooter series Call of Duty, Activision...
Lessons from Christmas 2021 from Tesco, Sainsbury's, Next, Currys, M&S, Next and Asos

Six lessons from Christmas 2021 from Tesco, Sainsbury’s, M&S and ASOS bosses

Christmas 2021 looks to have been a cracker with retailers such as Tesco, Next and Sainsbury's posting profit upgrades. But what are the key lessons that retailers should take into 2022?
Christmas 2021 trading tracker

Christmas trading tracker: how retailers performed over the golden quarter

// Retail Gazette tracks the big retailers' sales performance over Christmas 2021 // The Fragrance Shop and Seasalt among top performing retailers Retailers including M&S, Tesco,...
Currys has nudged down its profit guidance after suffering a decline in sales during the crucial Black Friday and Christmas trading period.

Currys edges down profit guidance after ‘challenging’ Christmas

Currys has nudged down its profit guidance after suffering a decline in sales during the crucial Black Friday and Christmas trading period.
Currys has posted an uplift in first half profit despite a decline in sales due to supply chain disruption.

Currys profits reach £48m despite supply chain issues

Currys has posted an uplift in first half profit despite a decline in sales due to supply chain disruption.
Currys PC World store with signage

Currys to reveal sales progress as online growth continues

The retailer is due to confirm a roughly 15% jump in sales for the half-year to October in an update for shareholders on Wednesday December 15.
AO

AO warns of “poor availability” due to HGV driver shortage

AO has reported a loss due to the ongoing supply chain disruption and the HGV driver shortage.
How can smaller and independent retailers have a successful Christmas trading season post-pandemic as they compete with giants?

A very indie Christmas: “If small retailers aren’t up on last year they’ve missed...

This Christmas will be key for smaller businesses looking for a significant boost in sales - Retail Gazette explores how smaller and independent retailers can make sure they have a successful festive trading season.
Currys has announced plans to hand back £75 million to shareholders through a share buyback.

Currys to hand £75m to shareholders as sales soar past 2019 levels

Currys has announced plans to hand back £75m to shareholders through a share buyback following strong sales.

Feature Resource

The State of Digital Marketing

Mapp is running a 5-min survey to assess how companies in the UK have reshaped their marketing strategies during 2021 and their priorities for 2022. Why should...